About Us

The Kursk Foundation
… towards the neutralisation of the Kursk threat


On 12th August 2000, the Russian submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea to a depth of 108 metres. On the initiative of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Kursk Foundation was established on 7th November 2000. The primary goal of the Kursk Foundation is to neutralise all potential environmental dangers emanating from the sunken submarine.

The Board of the Kursk Foundation is composed of senior former politicians and expe